Tom Jackson


B: October 27, 1948 in One Arrow Indian Reserve, Saskatchewan

Born on the One Arrow reserve in Saskatchewan and raised in Winnipeg, Tom Jackson left school at the age of 15 and spent seven years living on the back streets of Winnipeg. This experience built the foundation of his character – a tenacious leader determined to succeed with an altruistic capacity to care for others. As a singer and songwriter, Mr. Jackson has recorded 14 albums, as of early 2009, two of which have received Juno nominations. His rich bass baritone is recognizable to music fans and concertgoers across the country. He is also an award-winning actor. Fans of the CBC series North of 60 will know him as Chief Peter Kenidi, a role he portrayed for six seasons. Appointed an officer of the Order of Canada in 2000 for his music and humanitarian work, Jackson was honoured at the 2007 Junos when the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) bestowed upon him the Humanitarian Award in recognition for his positive contributions to the social landscape of Canada. The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television also presented him with their prestigious Humanitarian Award at the 2007 Geminis. Mr. Jackson also received the Queen’s Jubilee medal in 2002 and Centennial Medals from Alberta and Saskatchewan in 2005. In April of 2009 it was announced that Jackson would be named Chancellor of Trent University for a three-year term, but the appointment is renewable. Jackson was installed during a special ceremony on September 24, 2009. In September of 2016 it was announced that Tom Jackson would be given August Schellenberg Award of Excellence.

Learn more about Tom Jackson
Official website
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Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Loyalties (1986)
Martha, Ruth & Edie (1988)

Clearcut (1991)
Spirit Rider (TV-1993)
Medicine River (1993)
The Diviners (TV-1993)
Grizzly Falls (1999)

Trial By Fire (TV-2000)
Dream Storm: A North of 60 Movie (TV-2001)
Distant Drumming: A North of 60 Mystery (TV-2005)
Mee-Shee: The Water Giant (2005)
Skinwalkers (2006)

Cold Pursuit (2019)

TV Series – Cast:
Shining Time Station (1990)
North of 60 (1992-1996)
500 Nations (1995)

Cardinal (2019)

Cold Pursuit, movie, poster,